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Massachusetts State House

The Massachusetts State House is a historic and iconic building that serves as the state capitol for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest buildings on Beacon Hill and has been home to the Massachusetts government since its completion in 1798.


Location

Located on 24 Beacon Street, the Massachusetts State House boasts stunning views of the city and is easily accessible by foot, public transportation, or even a scenic drive. Its central location makes it a perfect stop for tourists exploring the bustling city of Boston.


History

The original plans for the Massachusetts State House were drafted by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch in 1795. Construction began in July of that year and was completed just three years later, making it one of the fastest public buildings ever constructed at the time. The building has undergone several expansions and renovations over the years, including a major renovation in 1898 that added two new wings to accommodate the growing government.


Touring the State House

Visitors to the Massachusetts State House can take a guided tour of the building, which is led by knowledgeable and friendly guides. The tour includes highlights such as the Hall of Flags, where visitors can see flags from various wars and conflicts in Massachusetts history, and the Governor's office, which features original furniture from John Hancock's time as Governor.


Nearby Attractions

After touring the State House, visitors can explore the rest of Beacon Hill and its many attractions. Just a short walk away is the historic Boston Common, America's oldest public park. Visitors can also take a stroll down Charles Street, known for its quaint shops and restaurants, or visit the nearby Museum of African American History.


Planning Your Visit

One unique way to experience the Massachusetts State House and other Boston attractions is by taking a tour with Boston Sightseeing's double-decker bus. Our hop-on-hop-off tour allows visitors to easily explore the city at their own pace, with opportunities to get off at 24 stops along the way, including one near State House. Our entertaining and informative commentary on Boston's history and landmarks makes it a more fun and convenient way.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
  • City Tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Tour
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

$58.00

Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
  • City tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour

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